Liz Dougherty is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Business Roundtable. As the organization’s top lawyer, Dougherty provides counsel to the organization on a broad range of issues, directs its legal advocacy, including action in the courts, and leads the Roundtable’s Legal Advisory Group.
Dougherty also oversees policy development and advocacy for the Business Roundtable Health and Retirement Committee, which works to improve the quality and efficiency of the U.S. health care system and strengthen the long-term viability of the retirement income system. She is the organization’s chief advocate on health care reform and retirement policy before Congress and federal agencies.
Prior to joining Business Roundtable, Dougherty was a Partner at the law firm Jones Day where she practiced labor and employment law, advising clients on workplace legal and policy issues. From 2006 to 2012, she served as a Senate-confirmed Board Member and Chairman of the National Mediation Board, an independent Federal agency that oversees labor relations in the airline and railroad industries.
Earlier in her career, Dougherty served as Special Assistant to President George W. Bush for domestic policy, advising the president on labor and transportation policy issues. She also served as chief counsel to the United States Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training.
Dougherty received her JD from the University Virginia School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Duke University.